These days, an increasingly large segment of the pickup truck pie comes in the form of luxury rigs—trucks that are still capable of hauling heavy loads, but can also coddle their occupants in Lexus-like comfort. Ford has no less than three lux-spec trim levels for the F-150 (King Ranch, Platinum and Limited), while the new Ram comes with two (Laramie, Laramie Longhorn). The new Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra also come with luxury versions, but for those who want a truck that really sets itself apart from the working man’s rig, GMC has just what they need: the new 2014 Sierra Denali.
Based on the all new Silverado/Sierra platform, the Sierra Denali sets itself apart from ordinary GMC trucks with special 20-inch chrome rims, a chrome Denali grille, unique interior accents, headlights with LED running lights, real aluminum trim and Denali script embossed into the leather buckets. Small details, but they’re enough to mset the Sierra Denali apart from its lesser (or at least less-expensive) brethren.
And while the Sierra Denali should hustle just fine with the stock 5.3 liter V8 and its 355 horsepower, if you really need your truck to haul ass, GM says this rig will also come with the option of a 6.2 liter V8 packing around 420 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough grunt to let this truck pull 12,000 pounds. You can bet we’re looking forward to sampling this ride. [Shout-out to GM!]